Walter Frank Baber


Walter F. Baber holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina and the J.D. from the University of San Diego. He is a professor in the Environmental Sciences and Policy Program and the Graduate Center for Public Policy and Administration at California State University, Long Beach. He is also a member of the Lead Faculty Group of the Amsterdam-based Earth System Governance Project and an Affiliated Professor at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at Lund University.

Baber was the 2009 Fulbright Distinguished Chair of Environmental Policy at the Politenco di Torino. He was a Visiting Fellow in the Research School of the Social Sciences at Australian National University in 2012. In 2016, he was the Fulbright Professor of Political Science at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. And, for 2017-18, he was the Fulbright Distinguished Chair of Public International Law in the Faculty of Law at Lund University.

Baber's 2009 book, Global Democracy and Sustainable Jurisprudence: Deliberative Environmental Law (co-authored with Robert V. Bartlett) won the 2011 International Studies Association Book Award for international ethics.

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